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“We will have several large aperture prime lenses and light compact zoom lens this year”

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The Japanese site dc.watch published an interview with Mr. Nobuaki Sasagaki, marketing chief for Nikon Imaging (English translation).

On the question about upcoming products:

"明るい単焦点レンズと高性能な小型ズームレンズを投入"

"We will have several large aperture prime lenses and light compact zoom lens this year"

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  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

    next in line are 35 and 85 f/1.4

    • Bob

      Are you sure about the 35? I love the Nikon camera’s and the flash system but I am always a bit jealous when I see Canon shooters with the the 24/1.4L and 35/1.4L.. My dream combo is 24/1.4 – 35/1.4 – 60/2.8 Macro (the updated version is really great).

      • anonycrow

        make that 20 f/1.8 or f/1.4 and I’d be pretty sold

    • Eric

      Sweet.

      I suppose I won’t be able to afford all of them, but the new 24mm & 85mm 1.4 might be hard to resist.

      Thanks again for your hard work!

    • Bert

      Any idea of the time frame? Seems to me that most pros want the 35mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 way before a 16-35mm.

      • PHB

        What most pros want is probably rather less significant than what will sell well.

        Before Nikon can credibly sell an FX camera at a D300 price point ($1800 or less), they need a set of lenses that costs rather less than the $6000 plus that the magic three cost.

        The 85 f/1.4 is the lens I would like, so I expect it will be the last one out.

    • MikeO

      admin,

      any estimate in the cost of an 85 1.4? woudl there be any chance of a cheaper 85 1.8? I wonder if nikon would consider another affordable dx prime…

    • MikeO

      admin,

      any estimate in the cost of an 85 1.4? woudl there be any chance of a cheaper 85 1.8? I wonder if nikon would consider another affordable dx prime…

  • Kuri

    Is that a guesstimate or do you have real info on those two?

  • Tiago

    A 50mm 1.2 G would be a dream.

  • Edje

    An AF-S 50mm 1.2 NANO and a AF-S 85mm 1.2 NANO would be my dream.

    • disco

      maegan fox would be my dream.

      • JR

        Miranda Kerr would be my dream.

        • Max

          That girl in my class is.

          • Kuri

            Dude… that’s my sister ans she shoots Canon…

  • http://www.paulobasseto.com Paulo Basseto

    I have reasons to believe the 135mm f2.0 is coming back up.
    It went out of stock Last year in November and it’s definitely a MUST have lens on the professional line.

  • http://www.mattsanderson.co.uk Matt Sanderson

    Why not just go buy a Canon with a 50mm 1.2 then? Problem solved. :)

    • LGo

      Because the Canon 50mm f/1.2 is in many aspects out-performed by the Canon 50mm f/1.4!

  • Click

    AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/2.8G ED VR & AF-S VR Zoom- NIKKOR 24-200mm f/4G IF-ED

    • Ken Rockwell’s Dog

      600mm f/2.8? Errm, no.

  • SBGrad

    I don’t think there is any way you can equate an 80-400 replacement with ‘light compact zoom.’ FML.

    • Kerni

      Why not? In relation to faster zooms at this focal length it’s really “compact”.
      Or did he mean dx-zooms?

  • cnil

    24-105/4 VR would be a dream to my D700

  • http://www.emmanuelcarvalho.com.br Emmanuel Carvalho

    Google Translated as “Introduced a single-focus zoom lens and a bright, high-performance compact”. Who is right? =/

    • http://ml.cs.colorado.edu/~ben/gallery fugue137

      Google is right. Google is always right. God blesses Google with His Noodly Appendage. Or perhaps vice versa.

      But in this case I’m guessing that Google is right in a wrong sort of way.

  • http://ml.cs.colorado.edu/~ben/gallery fugue137

    I assume it’s harder to build a 12-120mm than an 18-200mm?

  • dino

    If true (why should he be lying?) this is really a GREAT news ! Aside the 24, I’m waiting for the 135 F/1.8 – F/2 DC with VR !!!! The word “several” means more than two (!)

    • Ken Rockwell’s Dog

      but less than 3.

  • Astrophotographer

    In the interview there is some discussion of mirror-less technology. Unfortunately, Google’s translation is unintelligible. Can someone here do better?

  • Gordon

    I missed this bit of rumour earlier from all the talk of the new lenses. Looks like 2010 will be the year of the primes. Perhaps this year we will see the most new lens announcements ever?

  • edward nafzger

    I hope so too with the new 80-400 or what ever its name be 100-500 vr3 or 120-500vr2 3

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